Tools for Community Foundations

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Released: 08/2010

CICF's Giving Guide will guide families or friends through a thoughtful conversation about how to best connect what's most important to them and where they invest their charitable contributions.

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Released: 06/2009

In 2009, CMF hosted a conference call that showcased two successful examples of communication strategies used by our member organizations and provided a facilitated space for everyone to share their ideas and ask questions.

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Released: 12/2013

This organizational assessment tool can help assist community foundation directors prior to strategic planning sessions.

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Released: 05/2013

This report from the James Irvine Foundation provides practical tools to help you take on leadership roles in your community, with insights and experiences from a variety of community foundations.

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Released: 07/2014

This newly released toolkit from The Monitor Institute aims to help community philanthropy organizations apply innovation and design methodologies to think creatively about their business models and the broader future of the field.

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Released: 10/2014

Community Foundation Atlas is the most comprehensive directory of the world's community foundation movement. The online platform, available at CommunityFoundationAtlas.org, maps the identities, locations, assets, roles and achievements of place-based philanthropies around the world. The tool gives profiles of community foundations, facts and infographics on the growth of the sector, and stories that highlight the movement's global impact.

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Released: 08/2013

Giving days are increasing in popularity across the country, and community foundations, as facilitators of philanthropic activity in their communities, are leading the charge. They do so because running giving days inspires the local community to support philanthropic causes, engages new donors, and empowers local nonprofits to fundraise online and use social media more effectively, among other worthy reasons.

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Released: 06/2016

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Council of Michigan Foundations and Philanthropy Ohio are pleased to provide you the Sustainability Costing Tool. It is our hope that community foundations will use this tool to generate data that will empower them to develop a path toward sustainability.

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